Motivational Speaker
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Claudette Milner

Praise 104.7

June 2, 2018
Salvation and Restoration
Host:Claudette Milner
Associate Pastor Roosevelt Lightsy Jr

Reverend Roosevelt Lightsy, Jr., is assistant pastor and youth minister of the Community Missionary Baptist Church. But this is just one of the many hats worn by Rev. Lightsy. He has a long history of commitment to both the criminal justice system and the community. For those of you familiar with him you know how difficult it is to highlight or single out just one of his many accomplishments. Lightsy serves as the Community Liaison for the Newburg Justice Reinvestment Project. This pilot project was established to enlist the participation of key stakeholders in government, non-profit 

June 9, 2018  Salvation and Redemption

Host: Claudette Milner

Guest: Rev. Rita Bowman 

Reverend Rita Bowman is an associate minister at Green Castle Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend James R. Pitts. She accepted her calling to the preaching ministry on December 29, 2003 and was licensed to preach on February 1, 2004. She was ordained on September 8, 2013 at Green Castle Baptist Church.

God allowed her to spend twenty-five wonderful years with her best friend and soul-mate Lee Bowman before calling him home. She is the mother of five adult children, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She has made her children aware that her role is to spoil the grandchildren and believes that she doing that job very admirably.

She is a small town girl from Waverly, Kentucky where she graduated from Union County High School. She believes like many of you that she had the best parents in the world. They instilled in her at an early age that faith in God is the foundation of everything that you accomplish in life. She gives God the glory for giving her the opportunity to earn a B.A in Speech and Hearing Education at Bellarmine College (now Bellarmine University) and a Master of Art Degrees in Education from the University of Louisville.

She has served as an adjunct professor at both Spalding and Bellarmine Universities and is retired from Jefferson County Public Schools with 39 years of service as an educator.

At Green Castle Baptist, she has served the ministry coordinator and the superintendent of Sunday school. She currently coordinates the classes for new members’ training; teaches Sunday school and women’s Bible Study.

Most importantly, she wants you to know that she is a sinner saved by the grace of God grace through the blood of Jesus. She lists this verse as one of her favorite verses in the Bible: Isaiah 40:31, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

June 16, 2018
Host: Sidney Tucker
Guests: Joy Bess and Faith Allen

Summer-Fest 2018
June 23, 2018
Host: Claudette Milner
Guests: A Matter of Interpretation Team

June 30, 2018

Profile in Politics: State Representative Candidate, District 43

Teen Host: Rashad King

Guest: Charles Booker

Charles Booker is a lifelong Louisvillian, born and raised in the Shawnee Neighborhood, and now living in the Russell Neighborhood with his wife and two daughters. Charles received his Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Louisville. 

Professionally, Charles has interned in the U.S. Congress, clerked for now-Judge Denise Brown, served as Legislative Assistant for the 4th Metro Council District, managed volunteers for Congressman John Yarmuth, worked as a Legislative Analyst for the KY Legislative Research Commission, lead as Director of Personnel and Administrative Services for the KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife under Governor Steve Beshear, and worked as a Bloomberg Fellow and Project Manager for Louisville’s Innovation Delivery Team. In 2012, Charles was elected to represent Kentucky as a delegate in the nomination of President Barack Obama. Charles has also served as a manager in various statewide and local development efforts focused on small business and responsible redevelopment. Charles has consulted on education policy for the Louisville Urban League, and now serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development for 1619 Flux: Art + Activism.

Charles’ campaign has six pillars: Criminal Justice, Educational Equity, Economic Opportunity, Civil Rights, the Health of the Commonwealth, and Citizen Empowerment. Criminal Justice Reform focuses on addressing the issue of mass incarceration and criminalization. Educational Equity focuses on closing opportunity, funding and excellence gaps. Economic Opportunity focuses on wealth creation, equitable and living wages, entrepreneurism, and trades. Civil Rights refers to breaking down barriers to the ballot box and fighting against all forms of discrimination.

The Health of the Commonwealth addresses mental, physical, and environmental health. This largely speaks to trauma, environmental racism, and violence as a public health crisis. Citizen Empowerment focuses on getting more people to engage the democratic process. To do this, Charles will create district offices to strengthen constituent relations. Charles will also focus on recruiting more marginalized Kentuckians to pursue office and other leadership positions.